Mahler and Michael Fine mark Maestro Mann’s final MasterWorks for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Photo by Tatiana Roitman Mann

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, present the sixth and final concert of the 2018-2019 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks season, Mahler: Symphony No. 5, on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th at the Robinson Center.

Maestro Philip Mann, who has been named ASO’s Music Director Laureate, is celebrated in his hand-picked program for the occasion. The concert opens with a world premiere performance of GRAMMY-winning classical producer Michael Fine’s Concerto for Oboe Section. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, which features a greatly expanded orchestra and is known for its emotional and timbral scope, closes the concert.

All concert ticket holders are also invited to Concert Conversations, a pre-concert talk one hour before each Masterworks concert in the Upper Tier Lobby of the Robinson Center. These talks feature insights from the Maestro and guest artists, and feature musical examples to enrich the concert experience.

Tickets are $16, $36, $57, and $68; active duty military and student tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at; at the Robinson Center street-level box office beginning 90 minutes prior to a concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 100. All Arkansas students grades K-12 are admitted to Sunday’s matinee free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket using the Entergy Kids’ Ticket, downloadable at



Philip Mann, conductor



FINE, Michael      Concerto for Oboe Section (WORLD PREMIERE)


MAHLER              Symphony No. 5